Nintendo America president Reggie Fils-Aime had a brief interview with CNBC Monday and explained why the new Wii U console is better than Microsoft Kinect:

  1. Lack of games for the Kinect (Wii U has over two dozen at launch).
  2. Wii U controller is more precise.
  3. Wii U provides a richer multiplayer experience because five people can play.

Whether or not the Wii U boasts a better playing experience is up for debate, but the demand for Nintendo’s newest console so far is certainly strong. Fils-Aime said that there’s “not a lot of stock left,” but added that there will be more for Black Friday and Christmas.

However, there have been a few hiccups around the Wii U launch, including reports of slow loading menussystem crashes and the delay of TVii.

Stephen Totilo over at Kotaku has a nice “State of the Wii U” analysis just three days after launch. And here’s a good interview from Siliconbeat with Fils-Aime on the Wii U expectations, the console as an entertainment device and how the company plans to compete against Microsoft and Sony.

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  • GG002

    1. Kinect is 2 years old; who says Nintendo didn’t spend 2 year making games for Wii U.

    2. Of course it is, as long as you are able to hold the controller up in the air for umpteen hours. I’m more than satisfied already having to hold the weight of my arms up.

    3. So they think Xbox can only be used through Kinect? Fail.

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